If It's Violins She Loves, Let Them Play

Compliment what she does
Send her roses just because
If it's violins she loves
Let them play
(One Hundred Ways - James Ingram)

I love that song and those words......Just Because.

When is the last time you sent a note, gift or postcard "just because"?

 How about flowers, a hug or words of appreciation to a loved one?

Or a smile to a stranger or a compliment to a friend?

Or a call/email to a person you have lost contact with "just because"?

Since I have been in Sweden, I can count on two hands the number of people who have reached out to me of their own volition. I understand the “out of sight, out of mind” philosophy, yet that never stops me from contacting a good portion of my USA circle "just because". And it never fails to touch them.

I encourage you to do more things (anything) "just because".  It’s an easy way to bring more love and warmth into our complex world, not to mention yours. Start with doing something once a month and progress from there. 

It doesn’t have to be big or take much time; it only needs to be sincere. One of the best emails I ever received was from a close NYC friend, a year after leaving the Big Apple for Sweden. It said:

"Just thinking about you G, how are you".

Very simple, yet one I have never forgotten. 

Happy Gswede Sunday!

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